Q#147: Question for the Dune fans out there–is it worth it to read the other books?…

I caught the new Dune teaser a few hours ago, which made my jaw drop a bit in surprise. Of course, being a teaser, it was damned confusing, too (and part of me wonders how much they paid Pink Floyd for that interesting slow cover of "Eclipse"). That trailer prompted me to take out the … Continue reading Q#147: Question for the Dune fans out there–is it worth it to read the other books?…

Q#146: Disposable batteries officially suck; why are they so lousy when you need them most?

I shouldn't have been totally surprised this morning, but I still was. I've noticed an awful trend where every time I have to get disposable batteries (especially the bigger sizes, like D-batts), they just don't last. At first, I figured it was the whole "don't buy store brand batts because they're not nearly as good" … Continue reading Q#146: Disposable batteries officially suck; why are they so lousy when you need them most?

Q #145: How & when is it best to stop being “understanding” & just do what you must, regardless how it will affect others?

Yeah, it's about work. I turned in my two-weeks notice three weeks ago now and I'm still showing up to work. Granted, there's the vetting issue for new hires that gets dragged out by regional, and I know they're hiring more folks soon (or desperately trying to). And last week one of the ladies had … Continue reading Q #145: How & when is it best to stop being “understanding” & just do what you must, regardless how it will affect others?

Absurd Q #144: Why do we say a “pair of pants” or “pants” instead of “pant”? What’s with the plurality?

I mean, it's not like a pair of socks. You have two distinct articles of clothing meant to be together, and woe to the poor dryer that tries to separate the two forever. When talking about part of the pants, like a specific leg, you don't call it the "pants leg", but it's "a pant … Continue reading Absurd Q #144: Why do we say a “pair of pants” or “pants” instead of “pant”? What’s with the plurality?

Blitz Q #143: Who would Republicans put forward as their presidential candidate for 2020 if they could?

I know Dump is the candidate. He's the incumbent; you just don't derail the train (even if some believe otherwise) while the party you support is already in office. It's also something that just doesn't happen: when you can get two terms, you don't just up and say nope. Well, wait--LBJ did. With all the … Continue reading Blitz Q #143: Who would Republicans put forward as their presidential candidate for 2020 if they could?

Q #142: How the hell did buying a refrigerator become so complicated?

I was thinking hard about getting a second refrigerator to go in the house because of all the fruits and veggies I'm anticipating having to freeze and store eventually. I've got a watermelon the size of a golf ball hanging off a trellis, and four yellow crookneck squash off another plant. I have some bean … Continue reading Q #142: How the hell did buying a refrigerator become so complicated?

Q #141: How do you store your home-grown crops when you don’t have a root cellar?

My Rattlesnake pole bean plant has shot up the past few weeks and I guess now that it figured out it ran out of vertical room, I looked and saw several dangling pods that were at the right size to pick. That startled me. Those suckers seem to grow pretty fast (I'm guessing water from … Continue reading Q #141: How do you store your home-grown crops when you don’t have a root cellar?

Absurd Q #140: Are people REQUIRED to play golf when they become president?

It hit me this morning after reading someone's blog post from yesterday about Dump, pissed off about his cancelled NJ trip. I mean, I can see Dump liking golf... he can walk around as slow as he wants and it's a very stereotypical "rich guy" thing to do. But it hit me--I think every president … Continue reading Absurd Q #140: Are people REQUIRED to play golf when they become president?

Q #138: Why do some folks at a stop light stop a full car length (or more) away from the painted stop line?

This is one of my biggest puzzlements (and occasional pet peeve) that I've seen when driving around. I understand keeping a car length of distance if you've been taught that for safety when you are behind a vehicle, and maybe about two or three feet at a stop light in case someone rear ends you … Continue reading Q #138: Why do some folks at a stop light stop a full car length (or more) away from the painted stop line?